Petra Lataster-Czisch | Peter Lataster | The Netherlands | 2016 | 115 | Dutch | Arabic with English Subtitles
Imagine if you couldn’t understand a word the teacher was saying on your first day of school. This is the experience of most of the children who join a special introductory class at the elementary school in the Dutch village of Hapert. Coming from countries like Syria and Iraq, they have all been through a lot. Fortunately, their teacher is Miss Kiet – strict but fair, patient, kind and concerned. Nevertheless, the teacher only plays a supporting role in this observational documentary by Peter and Petra Lataster, who followed the class for a year. Miss Kiet doesn’t just teach the children Dutch and math, she also shows them how to help each other.